Diamondbacks used the Force and clutch hitting to dominate Padres last night!
Taylor Widener was supposed to start the game but was scratched right before the game due to an illness. He was then placed on the IL and the Diamondbacks called up Humberto Castellanos up from Triple-AAA Reno.
The Dbacks decided to do a bullpen game. Matt Peacock started and was rough at the start. In 1.1 innings, he gave up two runs and struck out two. Caleb Smith came on in relief and he pitched angry. He pitched like he was furious that he was in the bullpen. Caleb even drove in two runs with a clutch hit.
He dominated the game in 5.1 innings giving up only one unearned run and four hits to five K’s. He was aggressive with his pitches and was back to the bullpen Caleb Smith we saw earlier this year.
Sean Poppen, Joe Mantiply, and Jake Faria finished the job and ensured the Diamondbacks won. While the bullpen did phenomenal (Haven’t wrote that about the bullpen too often this year), the focus is on the offense.
The Diamondbacks had Force Bats
Josh Rojas went 4/5 and has awesome highlights in Tweet below.
Meanwhile Carson Kelly showcased how he is indeed the catcher of the future for the Diamondbacks! He was in the clean-up spot in the order and he cleaned up the bases. Check out his highlights below.
Meanwhile, Pavin Smith was terrific as well. He went 3/5 with 4 RBI’s. Additionally old snake David Peralta, the wise Jedi of the team, had a huge 2-run HR in the 3rd inning off of Darth Yu Darvish. The entire offense got on base for the team. Overall, they had seven walks as well!
Likewise, for the Padres Empire, Yu Darvish struggled through 2.2 innings giving up 5 earned runs. It later was revealed that he had a back issue. Additionally the Padres bullpen really struggled through this game. They gave up 7 runs in 5.1 innings.
Tonight’s starters are Madison Bumgarner vs. Blake Snell.
Diamondbacks festivities tonight!
Tonight the Dbacks are doing Friday night fireworks. The excitement is going to be overwhelming as Star Wars music will be playing to the fireworks.
Kole Calhoun was placed on the 10-day IL with a left hamstring strain. This is the same hamstring that he had surgery on earlier this year. No word on how long he will be out. Jake Hager was recalled from Triple-AAA Reno to replace him.